Marti Mikkelson

News Reporter

Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WIBA in Madison, and WLIP in Kenosha.

Marti’s work has been recognized by RTNDA, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Marti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Marti currently lives on her favorite side of town – Milwaukee’s east side.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu May 30, 2013

State Lawmakers Listen to Heated Debate on Abortion Bill

Dozens of people packed a hearing room at the State Capitol on Wednesday.
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Thousands of workers in Wisconsin could soon find their health insurance plans dropping an item: abortion or contraception.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Joint Finance Takes Up Voucher Funding This Week

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State budget work will resume this week in Madison.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Joint Finance Approves Measure to Move Milwaukee Crime Lab

The Joint Finance committee on Thursday approved a budget proposal that would move the Milwaukee Crime Lab out of the city.
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The Milwaukee Crime Lab could be moved out of the city, under a budget provision the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee approved Thursday.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Joint Finance Approves Governor's Property Sales Proposal

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Gov. Scott Walker got much of what he wanted Tuesday from the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee. It agreed to give the governor power to sell or lease state property, and without a competitive bidding process.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Raw Milk Sales Back In The Public Eye

A bill that would legalize raw milk sales is circulating in Madison.
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The issue of raw milk sales – is again a hot one in Wisconsin. People on both sides are crowding into a courtroom, to witness the trial of a dairy farmer from Sauk County.

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Politics & Government
1:01 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Walker's Busy Travel Week Fuels Speculation About His Political Ambitions

Gov. Walker's speaking engagement schedule is jam packed this week.
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Gov. Scott Walker embarks on a speaking frenzy this week. He’s set to keynote huge Republican gatherings in Connecticut and New York City, then head to Iowa, to be the star of a GOP gathering. Iowa is home to the nation's first presidential caucuses.

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Politics & Government
5:58 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Most People Pan Idea of Lower Blood Alcohol Standard

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There has been talk this week of lowering the blood alcohol threshold for drunken driving from .08 to .05.

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Politics & Government
9:27 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Some Win, Some Lose Following Joint Finance Moves

State lawmakers were busy last week dealing with several measures impacting Milwaukee.
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The City of Milwaukee felt several body blows last week, when the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee passed budget provisions directly affecting the city.

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Politics & Government
10:55 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Milwaukee's Streetcar Project Suffers Setback at Hands of Joint Finance

The Joint Finance committee Thursday essentially killed plans to run a streetcar through downtown Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee’s proposed streetcar project has hit a bump in the road. The Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Thursday approved a provision in the Public Service Commission’s budget, that would shift any related costs for the streetcar from utility ratepayers to the city.

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Politics & Government
10:44 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Walker Gives WEDC Vote of Confidence in Light of Criticism

Gov. Scott Walker says his job creation agency overall is doing good work
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Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday presided over an emergency meeting of the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, or WEDC.

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